The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from Black Thought, India Shawn, Sango, Aluna, Vic Spencer, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Thundercat feat. Smino and Guadpdad 4000 – “Dragonball Durag (Remix)”
Smino and Guapdad 4000 add bars and new melodics to a slight recalibration of Thundercat’s wonky and wonderful It Is What It Is single.
Jyoti (Georgia Anne Muldrow) – “Fabus Foo Geemix”
A G-Funk-leaning gem from Georgia Anne Muldrow’s new jazz-fueled album, Mama, You Can Bet!, released under the moniker Jyoti.
Sango – “Kalimba Funk”
Just a few days after dropping a new tape, Sango announces the fourth installment of his hallmark Da Rocinha series with a shot minimalistic baila bounce.
Horatio Luna – “Boom Boom”
Horatio Luna builds the case for an acid house revival with a driving four-to-the-floor shuffle, warm cascades of rhodes keys and a warbled bass groove, on this footwork-friendly loosie.
Black Thought feat. Pusha T, Killer Mike, and Swizz Beatz – “Good Morning”
Black Thought wrangles rap’s upper-echelon for a standalone shot of elite wordplay, featuring steel-toed production from the mighty Swizz Beatz.
Vic Spencer feat. House Shoes – “Callooh Callay”
Adding on to a year stacked with stalwart mixtape drops, Vic Spencer returned with another neck-aching specimen this week, teaming with Sonnyjim on Spencer for Higher 3. Hear him glide over a twangy (and increasingly rare) House Shoes loop on one of the project’s standout cuts.
India Shawn feat. Anderson .Paak – “Movin’ On”
Anderson .Paak makes his directorial debut (and contributes a few bars) to a bubbly anthem of renewal from India Shawn.
Ruth B. – “Dirty Nikes”
Ruth B. hits a tender chord on a smokey and sobering breakup ballad.
Fana Hues – “Notice Me”
Fana Hues provides a hazy and break-heavy introduction with her debut single.
Yves Jarvis – “Semula”
Yves Jarvis warms the water for the release of his new album with another wave of ambient-and-folk-soaked r&b.